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on to grover norquist and some of the colleagues taking a different tact on the pledge. what do you think of this? >> i admire grover norquist. he has a role to play in the search air i don't of the republican party. i have always been against ethanol subsidies, sugar subsidies, all of those things that i thought were wasteful and unnecessariful and the result of special interests. i am still opposed to rate increases. all of my career i have again to the floor and fault against the unwarranted subsidies that were directly a result lobbying rather than the national good. >>neil: you disagree when he says getting rid of those breaks or allowances, without corresponding spending cuts, that breaks the pledge? >>guest: no i don't if it breaks the pledge or not but i am opposed to the tax rate increase because i think it hurts the economy and i think most economists that i respect believe that but throughout my career i v gone to the floor time after time on the appropriations bills and the farm bills that have the important earmarks, the terrible and egregious subsidies which i have opposed a
for americans for tax reform and the zealot could be pumped. grover norquist himself on what appears to be a revolt on the right, half dozen republican senators would have disown add pledge that isn't feasible now including oklahoma senator coburn, arizona's john mccain, south carolina's graham, idaho's crapo, tennessee's alexander, and georgia's sam bliss. it is not that they have all become antipledge, more like, well, antisweeping pledge. particularly the party of that pledge that called for resisting any move to end any tax break. to hear georgia's chambliss, too rigid, too inflexible, noting times have changed significantly, and i care more about my country than i do about a to-year-old pledge. if so, so what now? norquist in a second, to bob on republicans increasingly happy to make grover the grinch. what do we make of this? what is going on? >>guest: republicans lost the election. it was about tax policy. most republicans want to get a deal they have to give something up. they will want something in run so if they bend on taxes they will want an entitlement reform, so, that i
are going up and that has grover norquist fired up, the antitax man. next. >>eric: look on the left side your screen, los angeles airport, lamb, where protesters have disrupted travel plans for a lost members and you can see the cops checking it out, and maybe lifting a few of the protesters off the ground, escorting a few protesters away presumably the union protesters, over issues they had with the los angeles airport. on the right side of the screen, that is chicago. the busiest if not the busiest airport in america, also increasinged has a lot of travel backups with weather and a lot of issues because of the shear volume. so, a lost messy travel plans. keep your eye on that. that is it, it is over, get ready to pay more in taxes because according to the mainstream media, republicans are ready to cave to the democrats. and let taxes go up. does the many stream media after it right? grover norquist says absolutely not. i hear a lot, a lot, rumors that speaker boehner may be interested in cutting a deal to raise taxes as part of deal. are you hearing the same? >>guest: we heard that for
more about the country than a 20-year-old pledge. now, grover norquist pushing the tax pledge is firing back. he says, if he plans to vote for higher taxes to pay for obama size government he should address people of georgia and let them know he will break his promise to them. >> all of this sparking worries that more lawmakers will cave on their pledge as the fiscal cliff nears. two republican strategist -- to our republican strategist. are we seeing fractures in the republican front? >>guest: what we seeing from both sides of the aisle, in the wake of the 122012 election republicans realize americans want both sides to come up with solutions and the fiscal cliff is the first test of whether the two parties can work together. that includes the discussions that are occurring. as far as raising taxes, republicans will make a mistake if they agree do any proposal that raises taxes for the sake of raising taxes. this is a huge elephant in the room not being talked about and a goal republicans, a huge amount of loopholes and deductions in our tax code f the republicans grow to raise taxes o
that prevented some from paying taxes. grover norquist today would look at that as a retreat a violation of a pledge. but your dad's point was very brother found he said i'm not trying to say hike taxes but make sure that everyone, everyone, everyone pays their fair share. would doing that today, bringing in allowances would it have the same effect? >>guest: many are willing to bring not allowance but they want something happening on the other side. you want to see the spending cuts take place. medicare is going up. my wife just got a note in the mail from the insurance provider, her health care is going up 15.1 percent after blue cross in california because they have a monopoly in california. we are told obamacare would lessen everything but it is going up for everyone. >>neil: but you would compromise on this if you got the spending cuts? >>guest: if you got the spending cuts, but you don't do anything until the hit the spending cuts, they owe my dollar $3 in spending cuts and george bush they owe him $2 spending cuts. i tell the republicans, if you buy into raising taxes first you wil
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